David Oyelowo has no problem with a black, British starlet playing a famous African-American like Harriet Tubman — regardless of doing not have origins to American enslavement — since acting is acting.
Yes, you might state the British star was simply safeguarding the house group, yet the conversation regarding Cynthia Erivo‘s spreading as Tubman has some individual significance for David. Remember, he played MLK in the Oscar-winning movie, “Selma” — so he dealt with the Tubman problem with Van Lathan on ‘The Red Pill Podcast.’
David claimed he doesn’t recognize the dispute, as well as in one of the most thoughtful method feasible (it’s that British accent) included … a star’s history shouldn’t matter, if she or he does the job.
The dispute around the Tubman film is that doubters assume it’s a disrespect a put in the face to not have an African-American female in a duty that has a lot social value.
David did increase an intriguing counterpoint — regarding Americans having fun Brits — as well as additionally white British stars playing American duties. Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln, or Christian Bale as Dick Cheney. David questioned where was the outrage when those motion pictures were cast??
He recommends there’s a “fight for the scraps” way of thinking in the black area that splits fellow stars rather than bringing them with each other. Watch the clip … assumed prompting for certain.
And, look into Van as well as David’s complete convo on ‘The Red Pill‘ podcast.